I’m delighted to report that seven of The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition’s sea women and two of its advisers, Mary Ellen Gucciardi and Marianne Falardeau, successfully completed the BigFiveDive record attempt on Saturday, July 16.
The BigFiveDive was an incredible team-building exercise, enabling most of Team Sedna’s women to meet for the first time, to dive together and to try out their new SANTI Diving Ladies First drysuits.
What an incredibly busy weekend, just one week before Team Sedna departs for its ocean change expedition to the Arctic…
Imagine staying awake, first of all, for 36 continuous hours…
Then imagine driving, sometimes in the rain, some 1,000 miles between all five of the Great Lakes, traveling between Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York states.
On top of that, imagine diving one shipwreck/historical site in each of the five Great Lakes–and all in 24 hours! The lake waters were surprisingly warm.
Organized by Sedna’s Stephanie Gandulla, a maritime archaeologist, 15 women participated in this grueling record attempt, which we completed just under the wire, in 23 hours…
We chose PADI WomensDiveDay to attempt this world record.
We saw the sun set over Lake Superior, the moon rise over Lake Michigan, the sunrise over Lake Huron, and the sun set over Lake Ontario. We dived Lake Eerie during a sunny afternoon.
Supporters joined us at the dive sites, wishing us well along the way…
Team Sedna heads for Baffin Island in one week’s time, on an ocean change expedition which involves a significant amount of educational outreach to Inuit youths, girls and Elders.
The sea women are still actively fundraising for this expedition, to pay their all-in dive and snorkel costs of $18,000 CAD.
Kindly consider helping me achieve my goal of $12,000 CAD.
Learn more and consider supporting Susan’s dive and snorkel costs for the Sedna Epic’s ocean change expedition to Baffin Island, July 25-August 4″ at https://www.gofundme.com/susanreaton